NASA's IRIS mission readies for a new challenge
(Phys.org) —The time draws near. NASA is getting ready to launch a new mission, a mission to observe a largely unexplored region of the solar atmosphere that powers its dynamic million-degree outer atmosphere and drives ...
Nanocrystals grow from liquid interface
An international collaboration of scientists has discovered a unique crystalizing behavior at the interface between two immiscible liquids that could aid in sustainable energy development.
Moth-inspired nanostructures take the color out of thin films
Inspired by the structure of moth eyes, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed nanostructures that limit reflection at the interfaces where two thin films meet, suppressing the "thin-film ...
'Makers' 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands
(Phys.org) —A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard ...
New architecture for network-wide optimization of ICT platforms
Fujitsu today announced the development of FUJITSU Intelligent Networking and Computing Architecture, a new architecture for network-wide ICT platform optimization based on the principles of software defined ...
Personalize YouTube with SublimeVideo
Jilion is developing a web technology that makes it possible to generate video players that run on any support and for which the appearance feature is completely modular. The following is an interview with the co-founder ...
Personal touch is key to gesture control software: Design-it-yourself gestures may be key to future computer interfaces
(Phys.org) —A team of experts in human-computer interaction at the University of St Andrews have found that gesture-based Natural User Interfaces (used to control televisions, computers and games consoles ...
Morphees: Shape-shifting mobile devices (w/ Video)
Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.
Facebook Home off to slow start on Google Play
A little more than a week after being released, Facebook's new interface for Android smartphones, Facebook Home, has crossed the 500,000 mark for downloads on the Google Play application store.
Solar satellite arrives at Vandenberg AFB for launch
(Phys.org) —NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday, April 16, to begin its final preparations for launch currently scheduled ...
Research uses muscle activity to move virtual objects (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Today's smartphones and computers offer gestural interfaces where information arrives at users' fingertips with a swipe of a hand. Still, researchers have found that most technology falls short in making people ...
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated (Update)
Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.
BlackBerry boss has swipe at Apple as Z10 hits stores
The head of BlackBerry has taken a swipe at Apple, saying the iPhone's operating system was outdated, while promising thousands of new apps as it prepares to launch its Z10 model in Australia and the US.
NY Times to overhaul Web design
The New York Times website is undergoing a major overhaul in an effort to become "cleaner" and more engaging, and also to improve the presentation of online ads.